Übercouch Friday October 27, 2006, 0 comments

A smile infused his face as he considered the subtle irony of the painting he had just hung overtop of the sofa.

It was subtle. So subtle most people wouldn’t get it, he suspected. That made the smile broader. Let them not get it. It’d be his own inside joke.

The painting was a wide canvas, painted brown. The artist had incorporated some interesting (and yes, subtle) textures into the canvas, there were matted out circles where the surface changed from the tactility of leather to that of suede. And it was predominantly brown. And red.

He’d likely never have considered purchasing a brown and red painting before he had seen this one. Well, that might be a lie. He’d consider anything, but the colors certainly asserted themselves on the rest of the neutrals in the room, warming the space and giving a visual break from the monotony of greys and earthtones that were his norm.

An abstract red sofa on a brown background. The paining was almost ridiculously simplistic. But that was part of its appeal. An organic, alive feeling pervaded it. But that alone wasn’t responsible for his smile. In fact, the painting by itself couldn’t be responsible for the delicious irony that appealed to him so much. Even the single nine letter word pressed into the canvas wasn’t responsible, though it was the catalyst.

It was dependent on where it was hung. And he had hung it where it belonged. He nodded and read the word to himself one last time before turning and leaving the room.

Übercouch.


Comments

Commenting has ended for this post, but I'd still love to hear from you.

The website of Adrian Lebar

A Rain of Frogs is written, designed and built by Adrian Lebar, a twenty(!) year veteran of web design and development. He is currently managing web and mobile development teams at Canada’s largest and most beloved classifieds site, Kijiji!

He is a father, sailor, snowboarder, skier, cyclist, writer, artist, graphic designer, classically trained musician and afraid of heights.

Adrian is not currently available for freelance and contract work. Learn more.

Don’t be cool. Cool is conservative fear dressed in black.”
- 'An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth', Bruce Mau Design

Twitter

  • Emojis are not innovation. I don’t think this is what he meant when he said make a dent in the universe. Friday August 4, 2017
  • It's kinda surreal when the power is out in one's office. Thursday August 3, 2017
  • “This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit” by @TobiasRose t.co/USlBc2bup8 Tuesday July 25, 2017
  • t.co/kFOlRCeusb isn't about the subject, but the photographers relationship to the subject. t.co/1ixyhdniux via @YouTube Tuesday July 25, 2017
  • Thriller, Dragon's Lair, Ghostbusters, Vincent Price.Peak 80s or just a flashback to my childhood? t.co/1AgPFOb8Xc via @YouTube Monday July 24, 2017
  • “…entrepreneurship seems like a sport. And the score depends on scale. How big can you get? How fast?” — @jasonfried t.co/hgcUyO87yL Monday July 24, 2017
  • “…20-somethings on the Upper West Side in enormous apartments who almost never seem to actually work?”  — @AmyAndSir t.co/nYjnsLvCkz Monday July 24, 2017
  • I didn't know they were making a movie. Great book. Looking forward to seeing how it translates. t.co/uzysPeR1PW via @YouTube Monday July 17, 2017
  • An F-18 just flew over our house. Sunday July 16, 2017
  • From a wookie's perspective, Chewbacca is the handsome rogue and Han is the dumb sidekick communicating in animal noises. Friday July 14, 2017